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Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman Opts Out of 2020 MLB Season, Says He's Not Retiring

The Washington Nationals will be without Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross when they attempt to defend their World Series title in 2020.

The Washington Post's Jesse Dougherty confirmed Wednesday that both players are opting out of the upcoming MLB season. CAA Baseball, the agency that represents Zimmerman, shared a statement from the two-time All-Star:

The Athletic's Britt Ghiroli reported that two to three other Nationals players "are still deciding" about their availability as well.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.